Katrina working Parliament to ensure Medical Imaging for Temora
Member for Cootamundra and Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Katrina Hodgkinson is pushing government Ministers in State Parliament to secure funding for a medical precinct planned in Temora.
Katrina has been lobbying intensely for funding to enable Temora Shire Council to complete the final stages of the facility.
“The Temora Council have done a magnificent job in getting this project off the ground,” Katrina said.
Katrina recently hosted Mayor Rick Firman and General Manager Gary Lavelle at NSW Parliament to lobby Ministers informing them of requirements for the project.
Funds are needed to complete the upgrade of the power supply to the medical imaging facility, the final hurdle to be overcome before the service can function.
“Cr Firman agreed that if I could find the $50,000 the Council would do its part and complete the electrical infrastructure needed.
“This would give us a clear path to achieving medical imaging locally,” Katrina said.
Katrina was busy this week ‘working the corridors’ of Macquarie Street during a sitting of Parliament, lobbying several Ministers for the $50,000 to enable the project to proceed.
“I received some very good hearings in my meetings and will continue to push ahead until I have the funds,” she said.
The MP praised Mayor Firman, who has been pursuing the medical imaging project vigorously.
“The Temora community has enormous spirit and generosity, raising a huge amount of money so far, with more pledged if we can get the green light,” Katrina said.
The project is the final step in Council’s long term plan to provide medical facilities for the residents of Temora and the surrounding district.
The medical imaging facility will be located adjacent to the Temora Medical complex which accommodates nine doctors and a vast array of visiting services.
Katrina will resume her lobbying work on this important social and economic development for the Shire when Parliament resumes next week.
“I won’t stop until the funding is in the bag and we see the people of Temora securing their medical imaging needs locally.”